A man has found himself in serious trouble after using an iron rod to injure his wife as punishment.
A woman identified as Mrs. Chiamaka Okechi from Ezeama Mgbagbuowa, Enugu State, is nursing her wound after she was serious injuried by her abusive husband who flogged her with an iron rod.
Her husband of 13 years has been identified as Mr. Obinwanne Chiafo.
The woman has cried out for help from the general public.
Reports say the victim who is a mum of 8, was forced to marriage at the age of 13, started giving birth early and has never enjoyed being married for once!
An NGO, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), disclosed that Obinwanne had severely battered his wife and forcefully ejected her from their matrimonial home in 2015, including taking custody of six out of their eight childre .
Although he remarried, he later came back to plead for forgiveness and impregnated her again before abandoning her again. The latest incident was on the 21st August, 2020, when the estranged husband came to her house and unleashed terror on her.
“He pounced on me, kicked and punched me very hard all over my body, including several heavy blows that landed on my chest.
I screamed as a result of the excruciating pain, but he kept on and brought an iron rod which he used to hit my head, causing me severe head injury. It was at that point that he ran away,” Chiamaka said.
The victim went ahead to the Police station at Aguobu Owa, to report the incident but, unfortunately, was asked to bring money which she couldn’t afford.
She explained that after the incident, she has been suffering from severe pains on her head and chest and has been passing sleepless nights.
She also stated that she is unable to go home for fear that her husband would return to carry out his threat to kill her.
She pleaded with the law enforcement agencies to arrest her husband before he kills her.